Green fields and warmer temperatures mean spring sports season is upon us. But after months of limited or indoor activity, how do you return to the game you love without injuries?
Baseball, softball, golf and soccer are popular spring sports. And while outdoor exercise is advantageous, these activities do cause many injuries each year, especially among child and teen athletes. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission & Department of Health & Human Services, in 2013:
- There were more than 380,800 baseball-related injuries;
- Approximately 303,000 softball-related injuries;
- Nearly 114,200 golf-related injuries; and,
- Approximately 231,000 soccer injuries.